This afternoon started at The Cottage Shop in Marshallton. It’s a lovely little spot which is only open a few times a year, and it is something I missed during COVID19. This little gem is on W. Strasburg Rd not too far down from The Four Dogs Tavern.
Then it was off to the front porch of The Marshalton Inn for a Holiday Artisan Market with Re-Imagined Style and others. (They are there until 3:30 PM then it’s all hands on deck as they get ready to light the tree and welcome Santa to one of my favorite and so historic villages! The tree lighting is at historic Martin’s Tavern at 4 PM and festivities run until 6 PM!
Our last stop was The Four Dogs Tavern for lunch and to get some more Four Dogs swag (T-shirts, they make great gifts!)
Four Dogs Tavern is one of my favorite places. The atmosphere is awesome, and the food is always very good. I was very amused today after lunch when I had stepped outside and was waiting for my husband and this small group of Trendy Wendys stepped out of the Four Dogs and one said to the other “Well it looks like an old building I guess.”
Wisely I said nothing. But in my head, I was definitely rolling my eyes because oh that building has history!
If you are interested in more of the history of this area or would like to support the history, please check out The Marshallton Conservation Trust website.
Although we didn’t make any other stops we ended up coming through the Borough of West Chester which is also getting all gussied up for the holidays and looks very festive.
I will note that I decided to go to Marshallton today on my own and I was not asked to write anything, nor am I being compensated for my opinions.
There’s lots to love in Chester County this Christmas! Go exploring!
I love Marshalton…particularly the Blacksmith Shop and their antique sales. A lot of credit goes to my friend Linda Kott .who promotes the town and fellowship. The 4 Dog Tavern is our family favorite hangout. I have done a lot of plein air paintings from the town’s charm.